With the polar scope with right angle viewfinder and laser it is easily polaraligned precisely. I recommand the use of v or z mount for the ballhead.
Tracks very well.
I use the star tracker with the cell mounting and the results were perfect even with 2 minutes exposing. No star trail and a perfect result.
Strong recommended for use and get wonderful results.
Say no to star trails in a compact, portable footprint!
With MSM, I'm no longer limiting my exposures. I like the results, having sharp stars in my photos. Highly recommended.
Attached photo is 30 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200 and no trailling stars.
Can’t say enough how easy this tracker was to set up. First time setup took 10 minutes. Turned on the tracker, setup for north, pointed the laser to the North Star , setup my camera for ISO 500, time 5 minutes and started shooting. DONE. You can’t beat the results for the price.
MSM works for me. I haven’t used other trackers. Like the size and function.
On first impressions the tracker appears compact, sturdy and neat.
It can certainly hold my Olympus EM1 Mkiii and 7-14mm zoom lens.
I was pleasantly surprised by the laser pointer and how easy it was to set up with the pole star.
The z plate has been well machined.
Although a nice touch, the inclusion of the mini tripod is unlikely to be used, but thank you.
When i ordered it i had my questions to the new approach of the star tracker with the added bonus of being able to capture time lapses, star tracker hit rate is roughly 80% i am yet to test the timelapse function tho.
Excellent product fir time lapse and panorama shots
First of all, if you have an interest in astrophotography in any capacity and are looking at the MSM, definitely buy it. It’s incredibly user friendly and as intuitive as a pice of astrophotography equipment can get. It feels premium and worth exactly what I paid for it, and that sentiment extends to all the peripherals I bought on the MSM site. I honestly can’t think of a better solution for shooting nightscapes, especially if form factor is a concern. Again I go bac to my original statement, do not hesitate! If you have the money and and want to get into astrophotography, guy this little piece of ingenuity!
How to setup
YES! The tracker is designed for wide-angle Astro-landscape use but we realize that many people are using it for deep space also. Therefore although we recommend you not exceed 135mm focal length for best tracking, longer focal lengths may be used if the effect of torque is considered.
In order to not exceed recommended torque and possibly damage the tracker, the maximum length of your lens must be 305mm (12 inches) or less.
1, Replaced the Knob with a Button to solve the deficiencies with the knob design.
2, 15% smaller than the Knob.
3, Added 1/2 speed star tracking mode, then you can take photos of the Milkyway with one shot.
4, Removed the less frequently used panorama mode.Easier to install with the new screws with stopper
5, An illuminator was added to the polar scope.
It has 2 modes!
Under the star tracker mode(by default), it can support all cameras.
Under the passive timelapse mode, it only works directly with Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras through the hot-shoe port.
Under the passive timelapse mode, For non-Nikon, non-Canon, non-Sony cameras (Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, etc), you just connect the intervalometer.
"So I've always been interested in night sky photography, but finding the right gear was always a guessing game. Until I I saw an ad for the Move-Shoot-Move. With its relatively inexpensive price tag, I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed at all. It is solidly constructed, and very easy to align and use in Star tracking mode. It arrived quickly, in time for a camping trip to a dark sky area. I was very impressed with the results. If you are in the market for a start tracker, you will not be disappointed with the Move-Shoot-Move.. Easy setup, user friendly, and most of all, it just works! I will be recommending it to all my friends who are interested in night sky photography. My dream of getting sharp, images of the Milky-Way have come true, and the Move-Shoot-Move made it possible. No complicated image stacking needed. Able to shoot long exposures at very low iso. I love this piece of gear, and you will too!"
- N Hamill, US